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PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics

In 2011 PyeongChang was elected as the host city for the 2018 Winter Olympics but the road to PyeongChang started early 2014 for MTD with the first visit to Seoul and PyeongChang.

Fact and Figures

The request:

  • Provide three Olympic venues and four side projects with safe drinking water, temporary wastewater infrastructure and water treatment.
  • Install a water infrastructure at the peak of the mountain at JAL feeding four toilets cabins.
  • Install a water infrastructure for a snow machine.
  • Plumb in toilet cabins on scaffolding up to 10 meters in height.
  • Install 2x 75m water pipe crossing a ski slope.

Challenges

MTD signed the contract to supply equipment and service to the Olympic venues less than 100 days before the Games. Insulating of static tanks. Korean language. The cold temperatures which…
  • MTD signed the contract to supply equipment and service to the Olympic venues less than 100 days before the Games.
  • Insulating of static tanks.
  • Korean language.
  • The cold temperatures which went below -25 degrees Celsius. Felt like -37 degrees Celsius.

The Solution

MTD worked closely with the toilet supplier to find a solution for the toilets which had tanks underneath. Tanks went up to the peak of JAL before they started spraying…
  • MTD worked closely with the toilet supplier to find a solution for the toilets which had tanks underneath.
  • Tanks went up to the peak of JAL before they started spraying snow and MTD equipment was brought up by a snow cat.
  • Night shift to make the slope crossing because the slope was open for the public.

Facts and figures

MTD installed the following equipment for the 2018 Olympics and Paralympics Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea: 7220 Meters of non-insulated PE pipe 6025 Meters of pre-insulated PE pipe 13425 Meters…

MTD installed the following equipment for the 2018 Olympics and Paralympics Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea:

  • 7220 Meters of non-insulated PE pipe
  • 6025 Meters of pre-insulated PE pipe
  • 13425 Meters of heat race
  • 53 wastewater pumps for toilets
  • 3 wastewater pumps for bars
  • 6 Water improvement units
  • 38 Static tanks
  • 23 Potable water pumps
  • 5370 Meters of insulation
  • 175 insulation Covers
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